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India's First Mega Food Park Inaugurated in Maharashtra

Published on March 03, 2018
Maharashtra's first Mega Food Park was inaugurated in Satara by Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal. This is the 10th Mega Food Park being operationalized in the country and the 8th operationalized during the tenure of present government.

Aim of Mega Food Parks

Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country to give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables.

Facilities Provided

These mega food parks provide the basic as well as advanced facilties for food processing. The availability of modern infrastructure and a chain between farm to market removes the barriers. Along with modern infrastructure, collection centres and primary processing centres are also the part of these mega parks. Under the Scheme, Government of India provides financial assistance upto Rs. 50.00 Crore per Mega Food Park project.

Satara Mega Food Park

  • It is built with a cost of 140 crores covering 64 acres of land. The facilities offered here are Dry Ware House – Raw materials of 5000 MT, Warehouse with racking system of 2000 MT, Pulping line of 2 TPH, Hi-tech Cold Storage of 3000 MT, Ripening Chamber of 384 MT, Pack House for F&V of 1 TPH and other food processing facilities. 
  • There is a common administrative building for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs and 4 PPCs at Pandharpur, Narayangaon, Wai and Ajara having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms. The park will also benefit the people of nearby Districts of Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Rajgarh .

Expected Questions

How many mega food parks are operationalised in India?
a. 12
b. 10
c. 11
d. 15

Where is Maharashtra's first Mega Food Park located?
a. Satara
b. Solapur
c. Sangli
d. Rajgarh

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